Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

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Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)
Prime Minister(s)Narendra Modi
Launched11 October 2014; 9 years ago (2014-10-11)

Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (Hindi: सांसद आदर्श ग्राम योजना , abbr.: SAGY) is a rural development programme broadly focusing upon the development in the villages which includes social development, cultural development and spread motivation among the people on social mobilization of the village community.[1] The programme was launched by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on the birth anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan, on 11 October 2014.[2]

The distinct feature of this Yojana is that it is (a) demand driven (b) inspired by society (c) based on people's participation.


Key objectives of the Yojana include:

  1. The development of model villages, called Adarsh Grams, through the implementation of existing schemes, and certain new initiatives to be designed for the local context, which may vary from village to village.
  2. Creating models of local development which can be replicated in other villages.

The plan[edit]

Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana was initiated to bring the member of parliament of all the political parties under the same umbrella while taking the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in villages and turn them into model villages.[3] Under this yojana, each member of parliament needs to choose one village each from the constituency that they represent, except their own village or their in-laws village and fix parameters and make it a model village by 2019.

Thereafter, they can take on two or three more villages and do the same by the time the next general elections come along in 2019, and thereafter, set themselves ten-year-long village or rural improvement projects.[1] Villages will be offered smart schools, universal access to basic health facilities and Pucca housing to homeless villagers.[4]


No new funds are allocated to this Yojana and funds may be raised through :

  1. Funds from existing schemes, such as the Indira Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, and Backward Regions Grant Fund, etc.,
  2. The Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS),
  3. The gram panchayat's own revenue,
  4. Central and State Finance Commission Grants, and
  5. Corporate Social Responsibility funds.

Roles and responsibilities of key functionaries[edit]

Level Functionary Key roles and responsibilities
National Member of Parliament
  • Identify the Adarsh Gram
  • Facilitate the planning process
  • Mobilise additional funds
  • Monitor the scheme
Two committees, headed by the Minister of Rural Development, and Secretary, Rural Development, respectively.*
  • Monitor the process of identification and planning
  • Review the implementation of the scheme
  • Identify bottlenecks in the scheme
  • Issue operational guidelines
  • Indicate specific resource support which each Ministry can provide
State A committee headed by the Chief Secretary
  • Supplement central guidelines for the scheme
  • Review Village Development Plans
  • Review implementation
  • Outline monitoring mechanisms
  • Design a grievance redressal mechanism for the scheme
District District Collector
  • Conduct the baseline survey
  • Facilitate the preparation of the Village Development Plan
  • Converge relevant schemes
  • Ensure grievance redressal
  • Monthly progress review of the scheme
Village Gram Panchayat and functionaries of schemes (at various levels)
  • Implement of the scheme
  • Identify common needs of the village
  • Leverage resources from various programmes
  • Ensure participation in the scheme


In order to convert the identified village into an Adarsh Gram through the specified activities, the following are the possible strategies:[5]

  1. Entry point activities to energize and mobilize the community towards positive common action
  2. Participatory planning exercise for identifying peoples’ needs and priorities in an integrated manner
  3. Converging resources from Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes and also other State schemes to the extent possible.
  4. Repairing and renovating existing infrastructure to the extent possible.
  5. Strengthening the Gram Panchayats and peoples’ institutions within them
  6. Promoting transparency and accountability

Adopting Villages[edit]

List of villages adopted by MPs, State wise can be viewed here or

List of a few important adoptions :


Under Phase 1 (2014–16) of the scheme, nearly 500 out of 543 Lok Sabha MPs and 203 out of 253 Rajya Sabha MPs adopted the village. In Phase 2 (2016–18), the number dipped to 326 Lok Sabha MPs and 121 Rajya Sabha MPs adopting the village. The numbers dipped further in Phase 3 (2017–19). As of February 2018, only 97 Lok Sabha MPs and 27 Rajya Sabha MPs had adopted the village.[13][14]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Prime Minister Modi announces 'Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana'". Yahoo News. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  2. "Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna: Modi has stumped his opponents again". First Post. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  3. "Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana: Government to put onus on MPs to develop villages". Times of India (ECT). Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  4. "Model villages to get smart schools and pucca houses". Indian Express. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  5. "Guidelines of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) page no. 12" (PDF).
  6. "As it happened: Modi adopts Jayapur village - The Hindu". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  7. "Chowdary adopts Ponnavaram village for development". Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Gandhis shun PM's Swachh Bharat but embrace Gram Yojna - Times of India". The Times of India. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  9. "Union Minister V K Singh adopts Mirpur Hindu village". 5 December 2014 – via The Economic Times.
  10. patel adopts-vandari-village/articleshow/45170371.cms
  11. "Sachin to Arrive today in PR Kandriga of Nellore - Sachin". 15 November 2014.
  12. "AMODHA KHAS-Gram Panchayat - National Panchayat Portal - Govt. of India".
  13. "Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojna". Saanjhi. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  14. "90% MPs yet to adopt a village in phase-3 of PM plan - Times of India".



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